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RING BUFFER NFS FOR UNIX HOSTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008814D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 101K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

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Authors:
Mandeep Dhami

Abstract

This paper describes ring buffer based NFS that solves many annoying problems with creating stable integrated systems on traditional UNIX hosts. deleting any older backup, and hence creating space), and create a new file. Luckily this works for most UNIX logfiles, but it suffers as the oper- ations it uses are not atomic and the size is "time" and not "bytes" (hence a large number of writes in a short time cannot be handled grace- fully) and it only works if all applications are "well behaved" (i.e open by name before every write).